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members appear in court remanded to 21 Feb 2012
of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)
February 13, 2012
of Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) appeared in Magistrates
Court one at 9:30am before Magistrate Vivian Ndlovu. Those appearing
include national coordinator Jenni Williams.
were represented by Mr Jamela of Zimbabwe
Lawyers for Human Rights and Nikiwe Ncube.
The matter was
in court for Trial but no state papers had been served on the defence
team so they could prepare for Trial. Mr Jamela summarised the activist
complaints against the police and put the state on notice that at
the next appearance on 21 February 2012, they will submit a written
application for refusal of further remand. Jeremiah Mutsindikwa
appeared for the state.
come under the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act [chapter 9:23] Act 23/2004
Section 46 Criminal Nuisance: "Acts constituting criminal nuisance
- 2. Any person who - (v) employs any means whatsoever which are
likely materially to interfere with the ordinary comfort, convenience,
peace or quiet of the public or any section of the public, or does
any act which is likely to create a nuisance or obstruction; shall
be guilty of criminal nuisance."
seem to contradict the Supreme
Court Ruling obtained in 2010 by Williams and Mahlangu. The
essence of the ruling is covered in the main points available at
this link on the WOZA
the WOZA fact
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